How do I navigate the Assign Activities page?

Learn about all of the actions that you can take on the Assign Activities page.

Updated over a week ago

Our Assign Activities page is designed to help you find and assign the best activities to your students. Learn how to navigate the Assign Activities page below.

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How do I navigate the Assign Activities page?

On the Assign Activities page, you will see 4 different cards that when clicked, will lead you to different sets of activities that you can assign to your students. Please click each of the links below to learn more about the sets of activities that you see when you click on each card.


Assess student writing with a diagnostic

When you click on the Assess student writing with a diagnostic card, you'll see the list of Quill Diagnostics that Quill offers. Please click here to see a list of the Quill Diagnostics that Quill offers.

We recommend initially assigning a Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) to your students. After your students complete a Baseline Diagnostic (Pre), Quill will create a plan of practice recommendation activities for each student depending on their performance on the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre). Once students have completed all or most of their practice recommendation activities for the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre), we recommend subsequently assigning a Growth Diagnostic (Post).

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πŸ“ A Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) is a pre-test and is intended to initially assess a student's writing skills so that Quill can create a plan of practice recommendation activities based on the student's performance on the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre).
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πŸ“ˆ A Growth Diagnostic (Post) is a post-test and is intended to subsequently assess a student's writing skills after they have already completed the corresponding Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) and the practice recommendation activities associated with the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre). After a student completes a Growth Diagnostic (Post), Quill will create a plan of practice recommendation activities based on the student's performance on the Growth Diagnostic (Post). Please note that the practice recommendation activities for the Growth Diagnostic (Post) will be different from those for the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre). For this reason, a Growth Diagnostic (Post) will be locked until you have assigned its corresponding Baseline Diagnostic (Pre).

Click here to learn more about how to assign a Quill Diagnostic.


Explore all activities in our activity library

If you want to see all of Quill's activities and create and assign an activity pack in Quill's activity library, click the Explore all activities in our activity library card.

In Quill's activity library, you will see all of Quill's 800+ activities and will be able to use the filters on the left side of the page to filter the activities that you see.

To filter the activities you see, check the boxes next to any of the filters. When you see an activity that you would like to assign, check the box to the left of the activity's name to select the activity. Then, once you have selected all of the activities that you would like to assign, click the Assign button in the upper right corner.

Click here to learn more about how to create and assign an activity pack.

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To learn how to save activities that you would like to assign later, please click here.


Browse featured (pre-made) activity packs

Click on the Browse featured activity packs card to browse featured (pre-made) activity packs that contain whole-class activities and/or independent-practice activities.

Then, apply filters to see the featured activity packs that contain the activities that will be the most appropriate for your students.

Click here to learn more about how to assign a featured activity pack.


View SpringBoard, Pre-AP, and AP-aligned activities

Click on the View SpringBoard, Pre-AP, and AP activities card to see activities that are aligned with key SpringBoard, Pre-AP, and AP writing skills, as well as in-content activities based on Pre-AP texts.

To assign any of the activities that are aligned with the SpringBoard, Pre-AP, and AP curricula, click the View button to the right of the activity's name.

Then, if you would like to proceed with assigning the activity, click the Select pack button in the upper right corner of the subsequent page.


How to assign an activity pack on the Review and assign page

After you've selected or created an activity pack, you will be taken to the Review and assign page, where where there are three sections.

In the Name the assignment section, name the activity pack.

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Please see this article for information about how to name activity packs to signal purpose to your students.

In the Review activities and pick due dates section, you have the options to set a Publish date (the date that this activity pack will appear in your students' Quill accounts) for each of the activities in the activity pack, set a Due date for each of the activities in the activity pack, and determine if you have previously assigned the activities in the activity pack.

In the Choose classes or students section, select the classes and students to whom you would like to assign the activity pack. If you would like to assign the activity pack to only some students in a class, check the box to the left of the class's name, click the All students dropdown menu, and uncheck the names of students to whom you would not like to assign the activity pack.

Lastly, to assign the activity pack, click the Assign pack to classes button in the upper right corner of the page.

After you have clicked the Assign pack to classes button, students will be able to either immediately access the activity pack in their Quill accounts or on the Publish date that you specified. Please click here to learn more about students' Quill accounts and login information.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do students access assigned activity packs?

    Students will log into their Quill accounts to access their assigned activities. Please click here to learn more about students' Quill accounts and login information.
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  • Can I assign an activity pack to only some students in my class, but not the entire class?

    Absolutely! Please click here to learn more about how to assign an activity pack to only some students.
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  • How do I see the activities that I have assigned?

    Please navigate to the My Activities page to see all of the activity packs that you have assigned.
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    Please click here to learn more about navigating the My Activities page.
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  • How do I delete an assigned activity/activity pack?

    Please navigate to the My Activities page to delete an activity pack or to delete an activity from an activity pack.
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    Please click here to learn more about deleting activities or activity packs.
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Have more questions?

Please feel free to send us a message through the green message bubble on the bottom right corner of the screen or email us at support@quill.org.

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